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Hindsight Is 20/20: 11 Things to Review at the End of Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw May 23, 2017


Whether you throw an event that surpassed your expectations or one that didn't go at all like..

Why You Need a Fundraising Video (And How to Make One) [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw May 18, 2017

Does your organization have a great online video that is really selling your cause and the..

Creating a Media Kit for Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw May 11, 2017

There are so many things you should be doing before your big charity event that it can sometimes..

GiveSmart and April: What a Busy Month!

By Ashley Shaw May 4, 2017

It is that time again: the time for a monthly report of everything going on at GiveSmart! Let's..

Great Fundraising Events: From Experience to Transformation

By Ashley Shaw May 2, 2017

Have you ever thought about the "science" of fundraising? What I mean is, the psychology behind..

April Showers Brings My Curated Fundraising List

By Ashley Shaw April 25, 2017

It's that time again: the time of month where I give you another curated list filled with great..

10 Really Unique Silent Auction Package Ideas

By Ashley Shaw April 20, 2017

Why would you bid a lot of money on a trip that you could book on your own for a lot cheaper?..

What Is Mobile Bidding, Anyway?

By Ashley Shaw April 18, 2017

If you are in the auction/fundraising arena in any capacity, then you have probably come across..

How to Throw a Fundraiser on a Budget

By Ashley Shaw April 13, 2017

You want to throw a fundraiser for your great cause, but you aren't sure how you can afford it...

10 Types of Fundraisers You Could Be Having [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw April 11, 2017

Sometimes, we just need a few ideas to get us started. We get so locked up in what we've always..

What Happened in the GiveSmart Office in March

By Ashley Shaw April 4, 2017

Another month has passed since my first ever monthly "state of the GiveSmart union." And a lot..

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